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Williamsport-area woman who was in motorcycle crash has died

Lana Patton, 61, was pronounced dead at Meritus Medical Center Thursday

August 15, 2013
  • Hagerstown police officers talk with an eyewitness after a Harley-Davidson motorcycle was in an accident with a Chevrolet pickup on Wesel Boulevard near the entrance to Lowe's Wednesday afternoon. Two people on the motorcycle were transported to Meritus Medical Center.
By Ric Dugan, Staff Photographer

A Williamsport-area woman, who was a passenger on a motorcycle involved in a Wednesday afternoon collision with a pickup truck on Wesel Boulevard, has died, Hagerstown police said Thursday.

Lana Patton, 61, was pronounced dead on Thursday at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, according to city police Officer Michael Alderton.

Patton was a passenger on the motorcycle driven by her husband, Terry Patton, 54, police Sgt. Christopher Barnett said.

Terry Patton was listed in fair condition at Meritus Medical Center on Thursday afternoon, according to the hospital.

The driver of the pickup truck, Dustin Grigger, 20, of the Leitersburg area and a 14-year-old boy who was a passenger in the pickup, were not injured, according to Barnett.

The 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Grigger was traveling north on Wesel Boulevard, approaching the entrance to the retail area with Lowe’s Home Improvement Center and Hobby Lobby, when the pickup failed to stop for a red traffic light and hit a 2002 Harley-Davidson motorcycle that was exiting the Lowe’s parking lot, police alleged in a news release.

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Police have concluded their accident investigation and are forwarding the information to the Washington County State’s Attorney’s Office for its investigation and to determine possible charges, Alderton said.

No charges were filed as of Thursday night, said police Lt. Jim Hurd in a news release.

Alderton said an autopsy would be conducted on Lana Patton’s body at the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.

The accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.

— Julie E. Greene

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